MIT Logo Search

Thesis content and article publishing

Journal publishers normally acquire the copyright to scholarly articles through a publication agreement with the author. Their policies then determine what authors can do with their work.

Below are publisher policies regarding graduate students’ reuse of their previously published articles in their theses, and policies on accepting journal submissions that first appeared in an author’s previously released thesis.

If an article is co-authored with a member of the MIT faculty, the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy is likely to apply to the article, which allows for the extension of additional rights to graduate student authors through MIT for reuse.

Please contact with questions or if you need information that does not yet appear below.